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How to use the Vivint Smart Hub in your Fort Lauderdale smart home

November 06, 2023
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At the center of your home’s security, the Vivint Smart Hub incorporates your security sensors, locks, thermostats, and cameras into a single cohesive system. This easy-to-use, 7-inch color interface places you in complete charge of your Fort Lauderdale home’s automation and security. See how it can benefit you and find suggestions to get started.

How can you benefit from the Vivint Smart Hub in Fort Lauderdale?

Wirelessly connecting to sensors and other implements through radio wave signals and the Z-wave communications protocol, the Vivint Smart Hub is the control system for your residence. You may arm or disarm your system, program lights, change thermostat settings, and more. If incorporating a doorbell camera, you may even speak to someone on your front porch. The Vivint Smart Hub includes a backup battery and cellular capability for enhanced reliability. It also gives you complete remote operation via the Vivint cell phone app.

Here are some of the things you can do:

  • Review current or saved video streams from all linked surveillance cameras
  • Disarm or arm your home security
  • Turn lights on or off
  • Open or close your garage door
  • Change your smart thermostat settings
  • Communicate directly to monitoring agents

You can boost convenience even more with your Vivint Smart Hub in Fort Lauderdale by implementing schedules or creating preferences. For example, you can have your smart thermostat automatically adjust nightly at a particular time. Or, you can set preferences like having your front door unlock when the smoke alarm trips.

Steps for arming and disarming your system

Before you delve into all the terrific things your Vivint Smart Hub can accomplish, you’ll have to grasp how to arm and disarm your system. It’s straightforward - just adhere to these instructions:

  • Touch the shield icon on the home screen and slide to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay means you will still be present in the home and arms all devices except interior doors and motion detectors.
  • Away means you will be gone, and all sensors in the home will arm.
  • To disarm, just slide the shield icon down and type in your PIN.

The main screen will show a notification if the system isn’t able to arm. For instance, an open door will prompt you to take action. Keep in mind that you may still arm your home’s security by following the above steps. You will then need to verify you would like to circumvent the sensor in question.

How to add or remove users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Fort Lauderdale

Even though various users can be entered when you first get your system, you may want to add an additional user at some point. Here are step-by-step instructions to do so.

  • Touch the menu icon (three dots) at the bottom right corner of the welcome screen.
  • Tap “Users” and enter your PIN.
  • Select “Add new user” at the bottom.
  • Select “Name,” type in the user’s name, and hit the Next button.
  • If you want to give the user remote capability, tap phone or email and enter the info to deliver an invitation.
  • Choose Next and then enter a PIN for the added user.
  • To delete a user, navigate to the menu, press users, pick the user you want to remove, and then tap “Delete User.”

Secure and automate your home with Vivint

Do you want to take command of your home’s security and automation with an easy-to-operate touchscreen dashboard? You’ll appreciate the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Fort Lauderdale home security system. Contact (954) 287-0437 to speak with a helpful Vivint agent.